Today is my second day on maternity leave and reality is starting to set in. It feels odd being home from work without Chris and not being sick, but reality is starting to set in. Baby is coming SOOOOO SOON!!!!!!
What Baby Is Up To:
“Your baby is now ready to greet the world. At this point, the average full term newborn is still building a layer of fat to help control body temperature after birth. Most babies are between 2.7 and 4.3kg/6 and 9 1/2lb at birth and boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls. All your baby’s organs are developed and in place though her lungs will be the last to reach full maturity.
Wondering what colour your baby’s eyes will be? Most Caucasian babies are born with dark blue eyes and their true eye colour — be it brown, green or blue — may not reveal itself for weeks or months. The colour of your baby’s eyes in the first minutes after birth won’t last — exposure to light changes a baby’s initial eye colour.” From Baby Center
How I Am Feeling:
Physically – Still pretty tired and sore. The fact that I am off work now is beneficial for the sleep department – as in I’m not really making any plans and am napping when I feel like it. Yesterday, my first nap happened at 7:30 .. today it was at 7:50 LOL. My hips and legs are starting to get much more sore though, but that is to be expected this close to the end.
Emotionally – After a few more days of rest, I will be SO ready to meet this little one. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little scared about the whole unkown of labour and delivery, BUT overall I am READY. The classes helped IMMENSELY and I pretty much feel fairly relaxed and excited for the whole thing. Bring it on baby!
How My Body Is Changing:
As soon as I think my belly can’t stretch out anymore, it seems to continue to grow. I spoke too soon a little while ago when I said I didn’t have any stretch marks yet, because some very faint ones have begun to show this week on the lower part of my belly. I can’t say that I am surprised though. I’d honestly be shocked if I ended up with none because my skin just keeps on stretching!! I continue to slather on the lotion though so hopefully they won’t be too bad once baby is born and I’m back into shape. 😉
And now, are you ready for what’s coming next????? 😉
I haven’t spoken about this much yet, but if you’ve been following my blog long enough, it shouldn’t come to a surprise that I obviously have a post-pregnancy workout plan to get back into shape once I get the go-ahead to do so. With the help of Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred and Ripped In 30, I was able to get myself in the best shape of my life before becoming pregnant. Since the combination of those programs worked SO well for me, my current plan is to do those programs this summer in attempt to get my new mommy body back as close as I possibly can to how I had it before pregnancy.
So with that being said…… Since the baby could really come at any time now, we decided to snap a weekly belly shot with my workout gear on to use as part of my before/after series post baby. (You didn’t think I was going to tackle a post-pregnancy workout plan without blogging about it did you?)
Here’s where I am now. It makes me laugh to see how huge my belly really is! 😉